Valentina Sampaio became the first-ever transgender model for the famous lingerie company, Victoria’s Secret, almost a year after its marketing officer was forced to apologize for his statement.
This Brazilian model posted several behind-the-scenes from a new VS Pink campaign, and many celebrities shared her delight.
Laverne Cox, also a transgender person, shared one of Sampaio’s photos, praising the achievement.
Last year, Ed Razek, the marketing officer for the L Brands Inc., which is a parent company of Victoria’s Secret, said during an interview with Vogue that the well-known annual Victoria’s Secret angels TV show will never include transgender people since the show isn’t a fantasy. He was forced to apologize, which he did after an outrage.
In the end, Sampaio didn’t manage to get hired for that show. Also, the company is thinking about whether having the show at all is a good idea since its ratings were so low.